Yes Alex, that is the only explanation of the "modified" files which were copied via ftp. Ahhhaaaa!
I use the Fetch ftp client for Mac. Can you offer any advice about these ftp encoding settings for a unix hosting server? Do I need unicode? Any other settings which might be affecting such a direct transfer of UNA files?
On a related matter, what does this 'false' setting do? define('BX_FORCE_USE_FTP_FILE_TRANSFER', false);
Should it be changed to 'true' if one were uploading a UNA file?
Much thanks to YOU! I hope you are having a good day!